First Friday Night Free Concerts May-October

27 Apr

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The “First Friday Night Concert Series” in Downtown Dahlonega announces a thrilling six-month schedule of outdoor concerts.

Shows will be held May through October at Downtown’s beautiful Hancock Park. Book a room or yurt with us and make your plans to attend one of the following events. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fun in downtown Dahlonega.  All concerts are held from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Arrive early, enjoy excellent downtown shopping, and pick up your picnic from any of downtown’s popular restaurants.

The First Friday Night Concert Series begins May 7 with the band Emerald Rose.  With their rousing blend of  vocal harmonies, Celtic & world music instrumentation, diverse songwriting, rocking renditions of Irish & Scottish classics, and an energetic performance style, Emerald Rose entertains.  

On June 4 the Remember When Band  returns to all you favorite songs spanning the generations between 1950 and 1990.

For the kickoff of the Independence Day weekend, the July 2 concert will celebrate traditional American music by presenting two bands – the Georgia Mudcats  and Yahoola.  The Eugene Wiggins Memorial Fund for the Preservation of Traditional Music will sponsor the Georgia Mudcats who have an international reputation for great Appalachian string-band music, flat land country blues, gospel music and traditional songs from all over the South. Opening the July 2 show will be Dahlonega’s “Yahoola” a group widely known for their super harmony singing and their 10 year reputation for playing some of the best bluegrass in North Georgia.

Fools Gold of Dahlonega will be back on August 6. Their mountain jazz is a unique combination of rock, blues, country and bluegrass.

Russo and Noe  will be swinging back in on September 3 with the songs of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Las Vegas style! 

The concert series closes on October 1 with Kurt Thomas whose growing popularity is largely due to his unique voice, his highly entertaining live performances, and the originality of the music he writes.

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